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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Brah’ma (Indian).
The self-existing and invisible Creator of the universe; represented with four heads looking to the four corners of the world. The divine triad is Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva.   1
   Brahma. One of the three beings created by God to assist in the creation of the world. The Brahmins claim him as the founder of their religious system.   2
“Whate’er in India holds the sacred name
Of piety or lore, the Brahmins claim;
In wildest rituals, vain and painful, lost,
Brahma, their founder, as a god they boast.”
Camoens: Lusiad, book vii.



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